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Hansel & Gretel School Performance

Where can you find mischievous children, fairies, and witches all in the same place? At Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall during the UALR Opera Theater’s production of HANSEL AND GRETEL by Englebert Humperdinck. Based on the beloved Grimm Fairy tale, the opera, HANSEL AND GRETEL, is the story of a brother and sister who set out to find strawberries in the woods, but encounter much more. Their musical journey through the woods comes alive with all sorts of magical creatures, including an encounter with a horrible witch. This witch is not your everyday witch, for she is more clever and charming than most. You will have to see her to believe it! Our tale is set in 1920’s Arkansas, and despite the hard times, the tricks, and the magic played on them by the cunning witch, Hansel and Gretel triumph in the end. We invite you to come and see how these two brave children outsmart the evil witch in our magical production of HANSEL AND GRETEL.

Dear Fellow Educator,

The UALR Opera Theatre invites you and your students to a special student matinee performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. Appropriate for grades 4-12.

Student Performance of HANSEL AND GRETEL by Englebert Humperdinck
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the campus of UALR
Little Rock, Arkansas
Curtain: 10:00 a.m.

Running time of performance: 120 minutes, 1 intermission
Admission: $3.00 per student / teachers and aides are free

To reserve seats, complete the attached form by October 21 and FAX it to:

The Hansel & Gretel Student Performance
c/o UALR Music Office
Fax (501) 569.3559

Confirmation will be made by email. Seating is limited so reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not secure until confirmed by our office. Confirmation and additional information regarding parking and drop off/pick up will be sent to you by email upon confirmation of reservation.

Public performances will be held Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission with non UALR students $5.

More information is available via our website at

We hope to see you there!

Diane Kessliing
Director, UALR Opera Theatre

Hansel & Gretel reservation form

Updated 11.12.2012